Natural Language Processing: Text Normalization and Entity Extraction

This hands-on workshop will introduce a collection of basic practices in Natural Language Processing. Topics covered will include: Named entity extraction, part of speech tagging, stemming, and lemmatization. Participants must have some programming experience in R and familiarity with the Unix command line and Git. (Participation in the January 20th workshop on Slash and Burn Command Line and Git and the February 3rd workshop on Text Mining Fundamentals will prepare you well for this workshop.) Please come to the workshop with a working R development environment and Git already installed and operational on your system.